Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 30th May 2013 21:14 UTC
Windows Microsoft has detailed Windows 8.1 - not a whole lot of information we didn't yet know from leaked builds, but this bit makes me happy: "The updated PC Settings in Windows 8.1 gives you access to all your settings on your device without having to go to the Control Panel on the desktop. You can do things like change your display resolution, set your power options, see the make and model of your PC, change the product key, let you run Windows Update, and even join a domain - all from PC Settings." Available as a preview late June, but no word on whether said preview release will be available for Windows RT as well.
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RE[3]: Big Deal
by Laurence on Fri 31st May 2013 13:10 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Big Deal"
Laurence
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He doesn't really feel sorry for you, he actually feels sorry for himself. "Look at me, I'm the resident nonconformist"

In fairness, I think Win8 users are in the minorety on sites like these. Just as Linux users are going to be disproportionately higher on OSNews than most other news sites. So you can't really call him "the resident nonconformist". But that's just nitpicking ;)


Its not unlike what happens when OSNews posts an article about Facebook or Twitter. You always have someone going on about how their life is so much better because they keep off of social networks.

That's just elitism. It happens with any topic; anti-Apple posts, anti-Google, anti-MS, anti-Linux, anti-social networks, blah blah blah. Sometimes people do it just because they feel they can't make a convincing argument without going overboard.


Its great that in all his masochism he uses an operating system which actively aims to make things difficult to the end user, ...

Now you're just posting the same elitist bullshit that you're criticizing the former poster of.

Edited 2013-05-31 13:14 UTC

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RE[4]: Big Deal
by Nelson on Fri 31st May 2013 16:39 in reply to "RE[3]: Big Deal"
Nelson Member since:
2005-11-29


In fairness, I think Win8 users are in the minorety on sites like these. Just as Linux users are going to be disproportionately higher on OSNews than most other news sites. So you can't really call him "the resident nonconformist". But that's just nitpicking ;)


I wasn't calling him that, just pointing out that it was his own perception of himself. I just think he's borderline trolling, where the other side of the border is stupid land, but I digress.


That's just elitism. It happens with any topic; anti-Apple posts, anti-Google, anti-MS, anti-Linux, anti-social networks, blah blah blah. Sometimes people do it just because they feel they can't make a convincing argument without going overboard.


That's right. Its just often framed as feign concern for users of the product. "I feel bad for Linux users", "I feel bad for Windows users", etc.

There is a high concentration of demagogues here. This is where a Start Menu is made into a make or break feature, where SD cards and removal batteries top wishlists, and where people still care about XMPP and Tizen.

Its an interesting little bubble though, and it reminds me of the alternate reality I'm thrown into when I visit a Microsoft conference and see nothing but Windows Phones. There's a myopia here (And likely other places) and I think it gets in the way of discussing things in a clear eyed fashion.


Now you're just posting the same elitist bullshit that you're criticizing the former poster of.


Perhaps to an extent, but it was in response to someone and not a preemptive pot shot. There's really no relation to the OPs point and the article at hand, besides hoping to get modded up for being a smart ass.

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